SWIT Premiere: Melody Connor – Lost & Found

Melody Connor is not, as the name might suggest, a coleen from the west coast of Ireland. No, Melody Connor is the nom de guerre of Kevin, from Mainz in Germany. He contacted us last week and said “I call myself Melody Connor and I write and record music. I thought you guys might want…

SWIT Premiere: J. Vega – Elliott

J. Vega is a singer/songwriter from Spain. He is a member and co-founder of the bands Subterráneos and Los isabelinos. “Castle Vega”, his solo debut, will be released on Luik Records on August 25, comprising of 9 songs that move between lo-fi, slacker pop and rock and roll. This is his second time on SWIT…

SWIT Premiere – Manalishies – ‘Blood Song’

We’re delighted to premiere the new single “Blood Song” by Manalishies, a new group formed by SWIT favourite Paltsa-Kai Salama (see also Black Lizard), to be released on this Friday (18th of August). This new group was founded by Paltsa-Kai, but is a shared vision with group member Iiro Tulkki and Antti Sauli. The band…

Norway should you ignore this from Sauropod

Sauropod – By The Tree 2 minutes and 50 seconds of pure class from Oslo’s Sauropod.This is By The Tree and it’s excellent guys. Out now on Propeller Recordings. Here’s a live version of the tune in Rohdos Garage. Thanks to Livingroom Gear Demos for the upload. Weekly Playlist Spotify 2017

I’ve got a major Crush on this tune

Crush – Please,Please Me Forthcoming single from Crush out August 18th on the always reliable Numavi Records from Vienna. Byrds’ Guitars – Check Reverb – Check Great Melody – Check Super World Indie Tune – Check Soundcloud 2017 Playlist

Do you think Charlemagne would have knighted Astralplane?

One of SWIT’s favourite Brazilian bands is back, here’s Astralplane with Perigo, another beautiful jazz-tinged meditation on beauty and regret. The video by Fabricio Carvalho is stunning and makes me want to hop on an (astral) plane right now and head straight to Salvador. One word – “WOW!”. SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 33 SWIT Playlist…

We’re raven on about Birdstriking because they are extremely talon-ted.

Birdstriking – 哺育 Feed Hailing from Beijing, this is Birdstriking and their second single “哺育 Feed” from their upcoming LP “Holey Brain” (Maybe Mars). It’s a dreamy indie story of journeys, growing up, nostalgia and love. It’s accompanied by a really beautiful, heart-warming animated video as well. Class. SWIT YouTube Playlist Week 33 SWIT Playlist…

TELEMOTHERVISIONFATHER are full of bright ideas

TELEMOTHERVISIONFATHER – Dimly Lit Leila Zanzibar from Berlin’s Highest Sea first turned us on to TELEMOTHERVISIONFATHER and, let’s face it, she’ got impeccable taste. This is their new half-song, almost finished you know it’s getting there “Dimly Lit”. Appropriate and quite something. Wonder if they’ll be known as TMVF when they’re famous? Sounds plausible. SWIT…

Ankur & The Ghalat Family don’t act hammily

Ankur & The Ghalat Family – Yaaron Hailing from Mumbai, Ankur & The Ghalat Family is Ankur Tewari – Lead Vocals, Sidd Coutto (Rhythm Guitar and backing vocals), Vivaan Kapoor(Drums), Gaurav Gupta (guitars) and Johan Pais(Lead and Rhythm Guitar). Yaaron is their beautifully catchy, brass-driven new video, Shot and Recorded at Cotton Press Studios (Video…

SWIT’s Week 13082017: Our 13 BEST tunes from around the world.

Procrastination is the thief of time, so without further ado here are the 14 best tunes we done heard this here week, by De Osos; Sunshine Reverberation; Vaya Futuro; Virgil ‘Vincent’ Work (Music From Memory); Jep and Dep; The Clientele; Kimi Kärki (Lord Vicar), Sin Fang, sóley & Örvar Smárason; Izza; Hope; Asfast, Soap&Skin and…

Mexican (new) Wave

De Osos – Leve Distorsión en el Aire Stunning new single from Mexico’s De Osos. If you’re looking for a reference point – I’d say in the same sphere as Max Richter. It’s a stunning piece of music. Need to check these guys out more Spotify 2017

Ain’t no Sunshine without Reverberation

Sunshine Reverberation – Centipede Outtake from Norway’s Sunshine Reverberation’s debut album, here’s Centipede. Great track so off I go to check out their album. Single out now on Westergaard Records. 2017 Spotify